Ostorhynchus apogonides   (Bleeker,  1856) (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Apogonidae

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Description
Size: 23-56 mm TL

Color: Brownish, paler to whitish below with an ill defined brown band from snout to eye and generally continued posterior to eye. First dorsal blackish brown above, other fins pale yellowish, hind border of caudal dusky.

Head 2.4-2.6 in standard length, 3.0-3.2 in total length. Depth of body 3.0-3.2 in standard length, 3.8-4.1 in total length. Eye diameter 3.1-3.3 in head, 0.7 in snout and 0.6-0.7 in interorbital space. Maxillary reaching below hind border of pupil. Teeth in jaws in several rows, outer row caninoid, teeth in narrow bands on vomer and palatines. Preopercle ridge smooth, hind margin of preopercle denticulated. First dorsal fin spine minute, second half length of third. Pectoral fin equal to postorbital part of head and half eye diameter, ventral fin slightly shorter.
Number of spines in the first dorsal fin: VII; number of spines and rays in the second dorsal fin: I, 9; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: II, 8; number of rays in the pectoral fin: ii, 12; number of spines and rays in the ventral fin: I, 5; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 26-27; number of horizontal scale rows usually counted from origin of the dorsal fin to the lateral line and from anal origin to the lateral line: 2+1+6.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.


Synonym (s)
Cheilodipterus apogonides Bleeker, 1856
Apogon apogonides Weber and de Beaufort, 1929
Ostorhynchus apogonides Smith, 1961

Common Name (s)
• Bodi
• Tropical Cardinalfish
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Used as bait in the tuna fishery)

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Perumul Par INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep, Cheriyapanniyam INDIA (Record: 01/1988-02/1988)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• SEYCHELLES
• Lakshadweep, Suheli Par INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Cheriyam INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Thilakkam INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Tinnakara INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Parli INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Perumal Par INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 10/1986-03/1987)
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at - http://www.reefindia.org/
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Pillai, PP; Gopakumar, G and Said Koya, KP (2002) Spatial distribution pattern and biology of tuna live-bait fishes in Lakshadweep Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 44(1 & 2) 231-236 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1980) Fishes of the Laccadive Archipelago The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service, Trivandrum, Kerala 760 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Kumaran, M; Pillai, PP; Mohan, RSL; Murty, VS and Gopakumar, G (1989) Live-bait resources and development Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 39-45 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8213/1/Bulletin_No_43.pdf
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at - eprints.cmfri.org.in/3975/1/Special_Publication_No_12_Revised.pdf

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